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Boeing B-17 42-31662 SC-B 'Fancy Nancy IV' and crew. 612th BS 401st BG, 8th AF , Deenethorpe, Eng.

LT. Alexander Coxe Stokes (Philadelphia, PA) is on left beneath the engine.

L-R: Lt Alexander C Stokes, Lt Eugene F Lott, Lt Donald V McCallum, Capt Scribner C Dailey.



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron


  • Scribner Dailey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Eugene Lott

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.

  • Donald McCallum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Intelligence Observer
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alexander Stokes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD ...


  • 42-31662 'Fancy Nancy IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.


  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Date Contributor Update
09 March 2019 09:22:52 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2018 16:24:14 Claiborne Stokes Changes to caption and person associations

Claiborne Stokes Family History.

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04 March 2015 16:05:58 rossingtonj Changes to unit associations

Changes to unit association for merging of records.

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2015 15:44:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations